We did not expect Rough Trade post-punk throwback figurehead, tiny Micachu to become such a remix maniac. But if we had anticipated, we would have predicted she'd bring a similar clatter to other people's songs as her own. We premiered The XX's "Basic Space" and now, two days later, Micachu (as M.A.T.H.E.S.—Micachu and the Shapes), has mussied up and slightly slowed down the song's open air. It's flatter, not duller, but more earthly with a coyote howl and some Mediterranean strings. And with a way bigger kick drum, which is sick.
August 05, 2009